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Today's News

  • Surcharge gone, water rates equalized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the inception of the Kentucky Turnpike Water District’s division one, water customers have been paying a $6 per month surcharge.

    The surcharge was to help offset the cost of setting up the district to provide water to those who were relying on hauling or wells.

    Starting this month, the surcharge will be a thing of the past for customers of that water district.

  • Police warn of scams that hit community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Phone scams are nothing new but the Mount Washington Police Department warns of recent ones that include sending bail money for grandchildren or sending tax money to claim a new Mercedes.

    Detective Dan Kelty stated he received a call at the end of December from a resident who was called in November about a grandchild being in jail.

  • Final participant sentenced in cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – The final Miami resident from Cuba, charged in a multi-state conspiracy was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hillview Swearing In

    Hillview city attorney Tammy Baker swears in the new group of councilmembers. Those sworn in for their two-year terms were Randall Hill, Lisa Boggs, JoAnn Wick, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and Alice Keister. Their first official meeting of the year will be on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the government center. The public is invited.

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  • Cottrell sues sheriff for dismissal; claims Whistleblower Act

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three months after being terminated, former chief deputy John Cottrell has sued sheriff David Greenwell and Bullitt County government.
        Filed on Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court, Cottrell is claiming a violation of the whistleblower protection stating that he was terminated Oct. 5 for his investigation and questions about Greenwell and the sheriff’s office.

  • Two arrested as over $5,500 in crystal methamphetamine seized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first major drug bust of the new year came just two days into 2017.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force seized around $5,500 worth of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that concluded on Jan. 2.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, detectives with the task force stopped Jonathon Wayne Ernspiker Sr.

    Ernspiker, 34, of Shepherdsville, was wanted on a parole violation at the time of the traffic stop.

  • Hunters Hollow gets involved in fight against sewer surcharge request for plant’s creditors

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Although the situation affects more residents in the city of Hillview, Hunters Hollow residents still remain affected by the ongoing saga of a failed sewage treatment plant.

    In the past month, two companies still seeking reimbursement for their services following the failed plant incident are seeking to create a surcharge through the Kentucky Public Service Commission, with increased monies coming from residents to pay the companies.

  • Fox Chase could add piece of commercial property in city

        FOX CHASE - Five acres of rezoned property might not affect New York City as much as Fox Chase.
        But a portion of the Bullitt County municipality may be rezoned for business if the city council approves a request.
        Land owner James Robards wants to rezone approximately 5.06 acres of his property from Residential R-1 to Business B-1. The property is adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church with access to Old Highway 61.

  • Neighbors assist in containing fire

     HILLVIEW - Firefighters, along with some neighborly assistance, controlled a residential structure fire Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Moulton said units were dispatched to 316 Overdale Drive at 3:37 p.m.

    According to Moulton, the fire was contained to the living room area in the front of the house.

    Moulton said the homeowner was in the shower at the time and was unaware of the fire until seeing smoke.

    Meanwhile, two neighbors saw the fire and broke through a front window to combat it with an extinguisher.